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Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson & Blair Underwood Will Bring The Trip to Bountiful to the L.A. Stage

Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson & Blair Underwood Will Bring The Trip to Bountiful to the L.A. Stage

A family reunion out west! According to the Los Angeles Times, Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson will reprise their performances as Jessie Mae Watts and Carrie Watts, respectively, in the L.A. production of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful at the Ahmanson Theatre. Williams, who is currently heating up the Cotton Club stage in Broadway’s After Midnight, and Tyson ...

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Mama's Coming Home! Get a Sneak Peek of Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in Lifetime’s The Trip To Bountiful

Mama's Coming Home! Get a Sneak Peek of Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in Lifetime’s The Trip To Bountiful

Before you see Vanessa Williams jazz it up in After Midnight this spring, see her on the small screen alongside Tony winner Cicely Tyson in the new Lifetime TV adaptation of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful. Williams and Tyson reprise their roles of Jessie Mae Watts and Carrie Watts, respectively, in the new televised adaptation of the 2013 Broadway ...

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Lifetime's TV Remake of The Trip to Bountiful Puts on the Brakes, Pushes Back Air Date

Lifetime's TV Remake of The Trip to Bountiful Puts on the Brakes, Pushes Back Air Date

Good things come to those who wait—we guess! The air date of the small screen adaptation of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Tony winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles from the recent Broadway revival alongside new cast members Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer, has been pushed back. Helmed by Michael Wilson, who also directed the stage show, the ...

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Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake

Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake

Next stop, BountifulBlair Underwood and Keke Palmer are on tap to appear in the Lifetime TV remake of The Trip to Bountiful, alongside previously announced Tony winner and Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson and Tony nominee Vanessa Williams. Tyson and Williams recently starred in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s celebrated drama, and will reprise the roles of Carrie ...

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Vanessa Williams Welcomes Tyson Chandler, Mary Wilson & More Backstage at The Trip to Bountiful

Vanessa Williams Welcomes Tyson Chandler, Mary Wilson & More Backstage at The Trip to Bountiful
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What a Bountiful bunch! Stage, screen and sports stars flocked to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 18 to catch the new revival of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Cicely TysonCuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Williams. New York Knicks player Tyson Chandler, Supremes alum Mary Wilson, stage and screen favorite Blair Underwood and Broadway vet Norm Lewis were ...

Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Blair Underwood & More Set for Caribbean Film Adaptation of Macbeth

Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Blair Underwood & More Set for Caribbean Film Adaptation of Macbeth

Something wicked this way comes…to Jamaica! Broadway alums Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Blair Underwood and Harry Lennix will join screen star Evan Ross in a new, Caribbean-set film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, according to Indiewire.com. The new movie, titled Macbett, will be directed by Aleta Chappelle, the first African-American woman ever to direct a film version of a Bard play ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire Cancels Broadway Extension; West End Run in the Works

A Streetcar Named Desire Cancels Broadway Extension; West End Run in the Works

The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire will end its run at the Broadhurst Theater on July 22 as originally planned. Streetcar, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris, opened on April 22 and had previously announced an extension through August 19. A West End run for the show is ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood, Extends on Broadway

A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood, Extends on Broadway

The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire will extend its run at the Broadhurst Theater by three weeks. The show, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris, opened April 22 and was originally scheduled to end on July 22. The Emily Mann-directed revival will now run through August 19.  ...

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Squigs Hops Aboard A Streetcar Named Desire for a Fiery Cast Portrait

Squigs Hops Aboard A Streetcar Named Desire for a Fiery Cast Portrait

Tennessee Williams’ classic drama A Streetcar Named Desire is getting a riveting Broadway revival starring Blair Underwood as Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella and Wood Harris as Mitch. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson headed to Elysian Fields to take in Emily Mann’s production and pen a portrait of the four headliners in action ...

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Streetcar Star Blair Underwood Reveals His White Castle Addiction on The Wendy Williams Show

Streetcar Star Blair Underwood Reveals His White Castle Addiction on The Wendy Williams Show

Blair Underwood is currently taking audiences on a ride in the New Orleans-set production A Streetcar Named Desire. On a recent trip to The Wendy Williams Show, the actor opened up about the added pressure of recreating a classic for his Broadway debut. “Yeah, you know it’s Marlon Brando. He’s one of the greatest actors of all time,” Underwood ...

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Ride Along with Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker & More as A Streetcar Named Desire Opens on Broadway

Ride Along with Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker & More as A Streetcar Named Desire Opens on Broadway

It was a rainy night in Manhattan on April 22, but the weather inside the Broadhurst Theatre was balmy as the New Orleans-set classic A Streetcar Named Desire opening on Broadway. The starry Tennessee Williams revival boasted an audience filled with theater titans like Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee, TV stars like Russell Hornsby, current Broadway stars like Norm Lewis ...

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Ricky Martin, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and 52 Others Earn 2012 Drama League Nominations

Ricky Martin, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and 52 Others Earn 2012 Drama League Nominations

Nominations for the 78th annual Drama League Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony will take place May 18 at the Marriot Marquis, hosted by Stockard Channing and John Larroquette. The Drama League Awards recognize distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements in musical theatre and directing. As previously announced the Drama League's 2012 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors ...

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They Want Magic! Join Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker & More on A Streetcar Named Desire’s Opening Night

They Want Magic! Join Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker & More on A Streetcar Named Desire’s Opening Night
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Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire was revived and reinvented on April 22, when the show’s first ever Broadway production starring a cast color opened at the Broadhurst Theatre. Broadway newcomers Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker made powerful Broadway debuts as the famously brutish Stanley and the genteel Blanche, respectively, joined by Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella and ...

Did the Word of Mouth Panel Enjoy the Ride of A Streetcar Named Desire?

Did the Word of Mouth Panel Enjoy the Ride of A Streetcar Named Desire?

Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris are headlining Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway, giving this American classic an A-list revival. Emily Mann directs this watershed piece, which stars Underwood as Stanley, a blue-collar brute who comes to blows with his fading southern belle sister-in-law, Blanche DuBois (Parker). Broadway.com Word of Mouth panelists ...

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Blair Underwood on Getting Mean, Making Ladies Scream and Going Shirtless as Streetcar's Stanley

Blair Underwood on Getting Mean, Making Ladies Scream and Going Shirtless as Streetcar's Stanley

Suave screen star Blair Underwood is making a doozy of a Broadway debut in the iconic role of Stanley in a fresh Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. He recently stopped by our studio to talk with Broadway.com editor-in-chief Paul Wontorek about playing the brutish anti-hero (who is inciting a sassy audience reaction)  opposite Nicole Ari Parker and ...

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Take a First Look at Broadway's Steamy, Starry Streetcar Named Desire Revival

Take a First Look at Broadway's Steamy, Starry Streetcar Named Desire Revival
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Tennessee Williams’ landmark play A Streetcar Named Desire is back on Broadway with an all-star cast, and we’ve got a peek at photos of these A-listers in action. Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker lead the cast as working class lug Stanley and southern belle Blanche DuBois, respectively, with Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega playing Stanley's wife, Stella, and TV favorite ...

Streetcar Star Blair Underwood Talks Flexing His Theater Muscles on Morning Joe

Streetcar Star Blair Underwood Talks Flexing His Theater Muscles on Morning Joe

Screen star Blair Underwood is making his Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and on April 9 he stopped by Morning Joe to talk about the star-studded revival. Joined by Streetcar producer Alia Jones, Underwood discussed the pressures of following in Marlon Brando’s footsteps as Stanley, how casting the show with actors of color reflects the “gumbo” ...

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Photo Exclusive! Take a Ride on the Steamy Streetcar Named Desire in Rehearsal

Photo Exclusive! Take a Ride on the Steamy Streetcar Named Desire in Rehearsal
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The sultry heat of New Orleans’ French Quarter will soon be transplanted to the Broadhurst Theatre, where a revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Streetcar Named Desire begins performances on April 3. Broadway newcomer Blair Underwood is already heating up the rehearsal room as Stanley Kowalski, a working-class man who clashes with his Southern belle sister-in-law Blanche DuBois ...

Talking Stanley, Stella and A Streetcar Named Desire with Stars Blair Underwood, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More

Talking Stanley, Stella and A Streetcar Named Desire with Stars Blair Underwood, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More

Excitement was running high on February 28 when the cast of the upcoming revival of A Streetcar Named Desire stepped out to greet the press. Broadway.com was on hand to chat up the stars before they headed off to their first rehearsal. Rialto newcomers Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker and Wood Harris were over the moon to be making ...

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Stella! Daphne Rubin-Vega, Blair Underwood and the Cast of A Streetcar Named Desire Meet the Press

Stella! Daphne Rubin-Vega, Blair Underwood and the Cast of A Streetcar Named Desire Meet the Press
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See theater history in the making! A revival of the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire is readying for Broadway, where the iconic roles will be played by actors of color for the first time. Before heading into their first day of rehearsal, the company stepped out to celebrate the show's arrival by chatting with the theater press. Stars ...

A Streetcar Named Desire Sets Dates at Broadhurst Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire Sets Dates at Broadhurst Theatre

The previously announced Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Wood Harris and Daphne Rubin-Vega, will begin previews April 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Directed by Emily Mann, the production is set to officially open on April 22. 

Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former schoolteacher Blanche (Parker), who leaves the family ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Blair Underwood, Heads to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire, Starring Blair Underwood, Heads to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre

The planned revival of Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire will have a Broadway berth this season after all, according to the New York Times. Following the cancellation of new musical Rebecca, Streetcar will move into the now tenant-less Broadhurst Theatre later this spring. No official dates have been announced for the show, which will star Blair Underwood, Nicole ...

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Nicole Ari Parker to Co-Star With Blair Underwood in Broadway Revival of A Streetcar Named Desire

Nicole Ari Parker to Co-Star With Blair Underwood in Broadway Revival of A Streetcar Named Desire

Nicole Ari Parker has been tapped to play Blanche DuBois opposite previously announced star Blair Underwood as Stanley Kowalski in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The production is scheduled to open in Spring 2012 at a theater to be announced, directed by Emily Mann, with original music by Grammy winner Terence Blanchard. Additional casting has ...

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Blair Underwood to Play Stanley in Broadway Revival of A Streetcar Named Desire

Blair Underwood to Play Stanley in Broadway Revival of A Streetcar Named Desire

Blair Underwood will make his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emily Mann will direct the play, scheduled to hit Broadway in spring of 2012. No exact dates, theater or additional casting have yet been announced.

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Underwood, Rose, White, Cullum and Doug to Appear in Purlie at Encores!

Underwood, Rose, White, Cullum and Doug to Appear in Purlie at Encores!

Broadway.com has learned that Blair Underwood, Anika Noni Rose, Lillias White, John Cullum and Doug E. Doug will star in the Encores! presentation of Purlie. The staging, directed by Sheldon Epps, is scheduled to run at City Center from March 31 through April 3.

"I am really looking forward to it," Rose told Broadway.com. "I've never seen ...

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